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<B>Cadillac Cien Concept</B><P>Pretty nice overall, but it needs to be toned down for production. <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/smile.gif"><P> <IMG SRC="http://osx.wieck.com/pv/WKA/2002/01/02/WKA2002010228491_pv.jpg"> <P> <IMG SRC="http://osx.wieck.com/pv/WKA/2002/01/02/WKA2002010228229_pv.jpg"> <P> <IMG SRC="http://osx.wieck.com/pv/WKA/2002/01/02/WKA2002010228164_pv.jpg"> <P> <IMG SRC="http://osx.wieck.com/pv/WKA/2002/01/02/WKA2002010228417_pv.jpg"> <P> <IMG SRC="http://osx.wieck.com/pv/WKA/2002/01/02/WKA2002010228446_pv.jpg"> <P> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>V-12 POWER<P>Cadillac Cien's 7.5-liter, V-12 powerplant, which is visible through the car's rear window, is a new concept engine from GM Powertrain dubbed the Northstar XV12. The all-aluminum, double overhead cam (DOHC) four-valve V-12 engine generates 750 horsepower and 450 lb.-ft. of torque, yet it meets the packaging requirements and fuel economy standards of a V-8.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>-Drew<p>[This message has been edited by InDy (edited 01-03-2002).]
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by InDy:<BR><B>...but it needs to be toned down for production. <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/smile.gif"></B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><BR>Why? <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/smile.gif"><P>If they sold their le mans car that would be cool.<P>
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by 745TRBOBRK:<BR><B><BR>Why? <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/smile.gif"><P>If they sold their le mans car that would be cool.<BR></B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P><BR>I just think that for a production car, it is just a bit too 'over-styled' It looks pretty sweet, but doesn't need to reflect 'Ford' competition radar signals, like a Stealth Fighter. <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/biggrin.gif"><P>-Drew<BR>
 

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I have a subscription to Road & Track, and there are pics of it in there as well. The motor looks pretty cool actually. It has variable displacement. Basically, at speed, it will shut down a bank of cylinders to conserve gasoline. It's also quite compact, making it viable for fitment in anything from Truck engine bays to an engine bay of a Corvette. <P>They call the styling Art & Science. That's the aim of all new Caddy's lately. While it's not my taste, I have to hand it to the folks at GM, Cadillac is coming along.<P>Now all they need is a large car to compete with the BMW 7, Audi A8, Mercedes S-class. The DTS just doesn't cut it in that arena.<P>
 
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